Berkalin Records recording artist and Kerrville New Folk winner, C. Daniel Boling is a balladeer/songwriter with a friendly tenor voice.  He brings his well-crafted story songs to lucky audiences coast-to-coast, playing everything from intimate house concerts to nationally known festivals (Kerrville, Winfield, Woody Guthrie Folk Festival). In his earlier life Daniel worked as a National Park Ranger and as a Criminal Investigator for the US Bureau of Land Management. He started touring at age 50.  Daniel’s personable stage presence and intriguing backstories keep his performances engaging. There’s a lot of Steve Goodman in his delivery and storytelling. You can also hear other classic folk singers like Tom Paxton and John Prine. It’s no surprise that the great Appalachian folk singer Jean Ritchie is a distant cousin. Daniel had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Tom Chapin, Small Potatoes, and Jack Williams and he has won numerous songwriting awards including the Walnut Valley Festival, Santa Fe Bluegrass and Old Time Festival, Albuquerque Folk Festival, and Woody Guthrie Folk Festival.  Daniel has released six albums.  His latest release, Sleeping Dogs, charted at #7 on the EuroAmericana Radio chart in January, 2014. 


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C. Daniel Boling

Sunday, May 15, 2016

At the home of Joe and Bev Angel

Doors open: 2:30 PM, Concert begins: 3:00PM

"Many of his songs are like little books as he is one of the rare few who can write a song with a worthy plot." – John Darlowe Boswell, Folksinger

"C. Daniel Boling of Albuquerque is a thinking person's singer/songwriter.  Boling's story-songs -- of remembering family, of coming of age, of loving life -- are honest without being sappy.  He crafts songs that carry thoughtful messages and intriguing stories that are part of America's long folk music tradition. Boling sings convincingly and earnestly." – David Steinberg, Albuquerque Journal

"Think of a subtle intermixture of Steve Goodman, John Prine and Tom Paxton." – Fred Schmale, Real Roots Café - Dutch magazine/website

"One of the most talented songwriters on the circuit!" – Donna & Kelly, Still on the Hill

"One of my favorite songwriters." – Legendary Texas ballad writer Tim Henderson

“Daniel's guitar playing is exquisite and his vocals are particularly good." – Steve Gillette, Singer/Songwriter

"Boling has a beautiful singing voice and is a fine guitar player...." – Adolf "gorhand" Goriup, FolkWorld

"...his music, lyrics and melody full of finesse, a sensitive singer and a talented guitarist."Sam Pierre, Le Cri du Coyote (France)

"...the lyrics are very strong and musically I think a little of Steve Goodman in the fine guitar playing...Boling has an equally gentle, kind and beautiful voice." – Per Wiker, Obladoo, Swedish Web Magazine

"C. Daniel Boling is one of those characters who can keep you glued to his telling about a whole day in his life." – Salvatore Esposito, BlogFoolk (Italy)